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Indian Temptations

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published February 6th 2018
Located along Main North Road in Blair Athol, Indian Temptations offers a wide range of Indian dishes. Despite its seemingly far-off location from the city, this place is quite popular. There was a crowd of a fair size present when we visited.

We were delighted by the quality of the beef in their Beef Vindaloo. It was tender and of a size to make eating the dish an enjoyable experience. The degree of spiciness of the gravy is what you expect from an authentic Vindaloo dish. It also had a bit of a sour taste to liven up the flavour of the dish.

Indian Temptations, Beef Vindaloo, Adelaide
Beef Vindaloo (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Their Fish Curry was very well done, with the pieces of fish being tender enough to easily flake apart with a fork. While we thought it was not as spicy as we expected, the gravy still provided a potent spicy punch so be wary if you are not used to spicy foods.

Indian Temptations, Fish Curry, Adelaide
Fish Curry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

A good choice for those wanting something a bit milder, the chunks of chicken in their Chicken Tikka Masala was cooked just right. There was a bit of a smoky flavour from the chicken being roasted before it was added to the gravy. For a curry stated to have a medium degree of spiciness, it had a good amount of spice but I think it should still be alright for most people.

Indian Temptations, Chicken Tikka Masala, Adelaide
Chicken Tikka Masala (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

To balance out our meat dishes we decided to order their Mushroom Mattar. The curry had a generous amount of peas and mushrooms which still had a bite to them. Compared to the other curries we ordered, this dish is quite mild providing a welcome relief from the spicier curries.

Indian Temptations, Mushroom Mattar, Adelaide
Mushroom Mattar (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

While we thought the Onion Bhaji was a bit dry, it was still fried to golden brown and of a size suitable to sate your appetite while waiting for your main dishes. Accompanying the dish was some tamarind sauce which the Onion Bhaji can be dipped in to give it a bit of tang.

Indian Temptations, Onion Bhaji, Adelaide
Onion Bhaji (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Their Fried Bread provided something that is a bit different from the Naans often seen at Indian restaurants. The crisp exterior was a good contrast to the soft interior and the plain taste of the bread was a good foil to the spicy curries. This item was not listed on their menu; we saw it being served to another table and could not resist asking the staff about it. If you prefer something with a firmer texture, you can choose to order the Plain Naan, Garlic Naan or Roti instead.

Indian Temptations, Fried Bread, Adelaide
Fried Bread (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Indian Temptations, Plain and Garlic Naan, Adelaide
Plain and Garlic Naan (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Indian Temptations primarily caters for takeaway but there are still a few tables available should you decide to eat there. Off-street parking is of little issue with the carpark at the back offering a decent amount of parking space. This is a place where you go for the taste of the food and not the ambience.

Indian Temptations, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: 11.30am - 2am
Phone: 08 8260 5757
Where: Shop 3, 490 Main North Road, Blair Athol, SA
Cost: About $13 per dish
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